Exactly a year ago today, I had a double mastectomy at Sibley hospital under the excellent care of Dr. Colette Magnant and Dr. Kathy Huang. My parents, my husband, my brother and my in-laws were right by my side and I was surrounded by the love of friends and family. Even though treatment continued until January 2012, I think I was cancer-free after surgery on June 15, 2011, so I am officially marking this as my anniversary.
Alison’s BioAt age 34, I was diagnosed with stage 1B breast cancer. I am trying to learn to live one day at a time and am using this journey to help me find inner peace. I am married to a wonderful guy. I have friends who are like family and family who are like friends. I have a big goofy lab named Tiggy who keeps me laughing. I like spending time near coastal areas and being creative. I hope to do more of that in the future. I am really lucky. Wishing everyone health, peace, love and happiness. Love, Al